Make Money College
Korea 1951. Ted Oellien of Minnesota is on my left. May he rest in peace.
Make money college is a keyword phrase often used by college students who are in need of income. I went to the University of Utah in 1952 after I returned home from the Korean War. I had the G.I. Bill which lasted for about three years, but I had two years to go.
When I first got home, I worked part-time for an asbestos supply company as a truck driver and mechanic. Later, I worked part time in an engineering laboratory during the day, and in the evenings and weekends, I worked in my uncle Joe’s service station.
When I needed more money, I left the laboratory and drove a taxi cab.
My department head wanted to know why I had left my laboratory job. I told him that I could make about $1.75 an hour driving cab and that he was paying me only one dollar an hour for my laboratory work.
He raised my pay to $1.75 an hour. In my senior year, he raised my pay to $3.50 per hour because he had a better research contract.
I left school after our first child was born. He needed surgery the day after he was born, and my wife would have to stay home and take care of him.
I took a job in a warehouse.
Soon after I started, the company told me I had a call from Dr. Ivan B Cutler at the University of Utah. Ivan told me to get back up there because he had found me some money.
The good folks who owned the warehouse said that I should go back to school.
Ivan sent to the Assistant President of the University. He gave me a check for $1200. (Needless to say, I was then three weeks behind in my school work. I had a B+ on my calculus final but the professor gave me a “D” because it wasn’t fair to the students who didn’t take three weeks off. He did this as an exception to the math’s department’s rule that he had to give me at least a “C”. A “D” meant you had to repeat the class but he make an exception there too.)
During the summers, I worked 13 hours a day plus weekends. But when I got out of college, the only debt I owe was that $1200 loan.
Now It’s a Different Story
All of my children have 8-year degrees. Two of my sons and my son-in-law also had long medical residencies.
My youngest son is an attorney. Like his siblings he incurred large debt in college.
My number three son, who is a veterinarian, put himself and his family through Purdue veterinary school by selling vacuum cleaners and running a fish business.
Skyrocketing Cost for College
College expenses have skyrocketed since I went to college. It’s almost impractical to go into debt for over $100,000 befor graduation. Many graduates do not receive enough income after graduation to handle this terrific debt load.
In my mind, it is not only a national disaster, the problem is hurting the progress of our country. We need educated people.
Not everyone can be a doctor or an engineer or a computer scientist.
They have to go into fields that do not pay enough to meet their needs.
Women, who must take care of their children, have a special problem. It doesn’t matter if they work or stay at home.
Some couples are covering three or four jobs during each work week.
There Are Two Problems
The first problem is that while you are in college, you have to pay tuition and books, room and board. Some students are actually living at the starvation level. After our first child was born, my parents somehow got word of our situation, and brought us boxes of food. And things are worse now.
The second problem is the one I have been talking about, the tremendous post-college debt load which suffocates families.
Some families have lost their homes or cannot afford permanent housing because they can’t meet mortgage payments. This is true for some because they have excess college debt.
It’s a national disgrace.
College expenses have increased over 1100% over the last 40 years. Some students leave the country to find an affordable college education.
PART TIME JOBS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
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College students don’t have a lot of time for off-campus part-time jobs. There are too few hours and the pay is too low to help much with college costs. Many of these jobs are minimum-wage.
I know a number of people who have been able to support themselves and college, but they didn’t do it by slinging hamburgers.
They worked at home using their computers so they not only conserved time, but conserved energy.
There is nothing like going into a final exam after having worked into the night in a warehouse or flipping hamburgers in a fast food joint.
You Don’t Have Much Choice
You almost have to use the Internet to earn enough money for college. Here are some ways that folks are doing it or have done it:
Luci and Jenni are my granddaughters. They are not going to college, but their husbands are. One is still an undergraduate and the other one is in graduate school working on a PhD. Luci and Jenni make baby hats. So do their dozen employees.
Right now they are making baby hats to be sold much later in the year so they don’t go crazy in the fall try to keep up with orders. I told them to start in January, not July for the fall markets.
Candace is making bibs, dying quilts, and making all kinds of children’s clothing. She just lost her full-time job, but her part-time job is paying her more than when she was working, leaving her baby at my house every day (her mother is my wife’s caregiver), then having to take care of him at night. She no longer pays the expenses to drive to work, buying dresses so that she looks pretty in front of the public, or eating out.
How to Start Such a Business
If you know how to make products,–college men or women can do this–you can sell them on the Internet. You can use a site like ETSY or your Facebook page to promote products.
You can buy your own domain and build your own website easily if you want to save money. The problem there is that you may not be able to get enough traffic.
What Others Have Done and Are Doing
Mark, from New Zealand, saw that his friend was earning $50 a month from a banner that was placed on his website. He started a website, put on such a banner, and sure enough made about $50 a month.
Mark then started many websites, too many to maintain while he was in college. He hired English majors to write the content for his websites, each bringing in significant income.
He had to rent a large home to accommodate his business and his father was so impressed that he join him.
Mark is now showing other marketers how to do what is called affiliate marketing. His site is Affilorama and you will find free training there.
Ryan, who is being sent to school by his single mother, earned his money also by promoting other people’s products (affiliate marketing). He built a number of websites and he used pay-per- click (PPC) to drive traffic to his sites. He earned over $500,000 while in college and still is a prominent figure on the Internet.
Ryan is using Amazon’s fulfillment program, Amazon warehousing his products which he buys from various suppliers, marketing them and shipping them and handling customer relations. So all Ryan has to do is find a good product, prepare the Amazon sales page, and help to bring traffic to the page.
Kyle began Internet marketing is attending college in Vancouver, Canada. After six months he was earning enough money from affiliate marketing to pay all of his college and living expenses. In a year, he was earning more than any college degree pays right after graduation.
He joined with Carson, another student who was doing the same thing, paying all of his college expenses by marketing on the Internet. They formed Wealthy Affiliate University which is now the premier training site for affiliate marketing.
I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since 2008. I use some of the training I got there to start my son into business on the Internet. He was selling flutes and he had a mailing list. We set up a website called the Irish flute store, (which he sold last year), and he started selling worldwide. Recently he started and herb business with the website: homegrownherbalist.net. Is a veterinarian, but today he’s off in Utah giving lectures and promoting his products.
If you are interested in affiliate marketing, I suggest that you go to Wealthy Affiliate and sign up as a free member. Take the lessons in the affiliate boot camp. If you want to continue to pursue wealthy affiliate training, I suggest that you join as a premium member. The cost is $47 each month (If you can pay annually, you can save about half).
You can start with the two free websites they give you head should be able to earn enough money to pay your monthly tuition. It is much cheaper than going to college. There are two affiliate programs that you can join that will help you are available right on the site. One is to promote Wealthy Affiliate memberships, as I’m doing here, and the other one is to promote JAAXY which is a keyword tool developed by wealthy affiliate. Keywords are very important in marketing on the Internet. (You will have a free keyword search tool on the WA site.)
Kyle and Carson are not gurus. There is no up-sell from the site. They will not pester you with one offer after another. That will make no offers to you.
This Table Shows the Two Memberships.
Conclusion of Make Money College Search
If you are going to earn income on the Internet, it will not be easy. You will have to work hard. But you can choose your hours and work from wherever you are if you have computer access.
It will take several months to make money. You will have to work to a niche market(s) which is a part of a larger market. You will need to provide quality information often to your readers.
You many not be selling. If you are promoting other people’s products, you will be sending them to the vendor’s site where he will sell them. You get a commission on every sale. (In affiliate marketing, the vendor ends up with the customer.) You need to promote what you know about.
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